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Preventing a Newtown Tragedy: Where Do You Begin?

Though we may know his name, I have no intention of repeating it. I believe the publicity given to these maniacs only breeds more tragic occurrences like the one Friday in Newtown, Connecticut.

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Saturday Night Live Opens With Newtown Tribute [VIDEO]

For 38 seasons, the opening sketch has been a Saturday Night Live trademark. But on the December 15th, 2012, plans had to be altered.

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Send Some Hope to Sandy Hook Elementary with “To Newtown with Love”

It is so hard to figure out what to do to comfort a community after an unthinkable tragedy. Many of us have been posting pictures on Facebook, but does that really get the message of hope and love to the people who are mourning?

So, the Townsquare Media stations are asking listeners to send us cards for Sandy Hook Elementary School

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Who Knows What to Think in the Wake of a Tragedy Like This? [VIDEO]

My plan, the whole day, was to post something. Anything. But I had no idea how it was going to read or what I was going to think as I wrote it. I still don't. I think 9/11, as horrific as that was, was easier to process.

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Hold the (shut down of) the presses!!!

I have to say, while I was shocked about the possibility of Twinkies going away, I was more worried about another iconic food item from the line that could be going away as well: Wonderbread!

However, this could become less of a concern after the latest news! At a hearing today, Hostess and the union agreed to sit down to talk over their differences

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So Long, Twinkies: Hostess Closes Its Doors

I never realized that the three bigs of the snack cake world were ladies--Hostess, Dolly Madison, and Little Debbie. Hardly relevant now, as the Hostess with the mostest (fame, icon status) is no longer.

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Breaking News: Oil Rig Exploded In the Gulf of Mexico, Two People Feared Dead

An oil rig has exploded in the Gulf of Mexico near Grand Isle, Louisiana, sending four people to the hospital, with two believed to be missing, according to the United States Coast Guard.

According to Jefferson Parish Councilman Chris Roberts, the oil rig is a shallow water production platform owned by Black Elk

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Get Updated Local Indiana Election Coverage Here

Keep listening this evening for continued coverage of the 2012 General Election. We will have Jay Zimmer and Gene Stewart providing two updates each hour. If you miss any of those updates, you can get all of the audio right here.

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Romney Takes Indiana and Kentucky in Early Poll Returns

As votes are finalized, the first five states have been called for the 2012 Presidential election. According to NBC, Kentucky, Indiana, West Virginia and South Carolina have all been called for Republican Mitt Romney

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Donate To The American Red Cross

In wake of the recent tragedy of superstorm Sandy, you can help the relief funds for those affected on the East Coast. There are several ways in which you can help!

You Can:

Call 1-800-REDCROSS (1-800-733-2767)

Text REDCROSS to 90999 (This is a $10 donation)

Go online at HERE.

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Do Country Stars’ Politics Affect Your Opinion of Them?

Suppose Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks had never made that comment about then-President George W. Bush in 2003. Despite the great music they had been giving country radio the previous five years, that remark all but torpedoed their career.

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The Family Of Lane Goodwin Says Thank You

Lane Goodwin touched hundreds of thousands of lives in his short time with us. His courageous battle with the monster that is cancer will never be forgotten and his light will shine on forever.

After his passing, his family released this statement:

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